The End of an Era

After nearly 220,000 hits, readers in every country on the planet, mentions in global media, nominations for awards and recognition from  teachers and students worldwide… 6SS@NIST is shutting down. The reasons behind this are to do with every class in the school having blogs that look the same and every class in the school having blogs with similar URL addresses. The 6SS blog can now be found here:

This blog has had an amazing effect on my teaching over the past three years and it has led to some amazing experiences for my students and I:

Blogging has helped my students and I by:

  • Giving us a place to react to and think about things at any time, and from anywhere
  • Allowing us to express ourselves without being interrupted or told we’re wrong
  • Allowing us to develop our thinking in a way that was not really possible before
  • Giving us a place to share our interests, our creativity and our ideas
  • Giving us an audience of real people who would read and respond to our writing
  • Connecting us with other people
  • Giving us a way to make homework more fun and more connection to what we do in class
  • Giving us the possibility to do “online learning” when it was not possible to come to school
  • Helping us to stay in touch during holidays

What effect did 6SS@NIST have on you?

  1. August 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    After 3 years of this blog, it has progressed so much and looks really good now. Also an amazing 220,000 hits. I remember getting excited when there was only 10,000. There will be no blog like this blog because this is the blog is the best blog. There is some really nice work on this blog, but now it is shutting down 😦 Bye Bye 6SS blog
    Hopefully the new blog will be just as good as this blog. 🙂

    • Mr. Sam
      August 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks for commenting, Nathan…three years after being in 6SS!

  2. 19aryana
    September 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    when I was in year 6 i was so proud of our blog and i always liked how we had a different name for SS blog. bye 6ss blog.

  3. March 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Hello there! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone. I’m trying to find
    a theme or plugin that might be able to
    correct this problem. If you have any suggestions,
    please share. With thanks!

  4. April 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I enjoy reading a post that will make men and women think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

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